|"Stone Carving, Musrara" c. 2010 by Heddy Abramowitz|
Wandering around Jerusalem, one can see the menorah motif used as an embellishment on buildings in various neighborhoods. These small details, I find, are what gives individual distinction to neighborhoods and buildings, in the same way that freckles and dimples define a face.
Above, is a contemporary carving found along a wall in today's in the Morasha/Musrara neighborhood.
The following photos are examples of the menorah used as a lintel stone over the doorways of buildings.
|"Door Lintel, Nachlaot, Dedicated 1935" c.2010 by Heddy Abramowitz|
|"Aliza's Wig Boutique with Menora Lintel, Geula" c. 2010 by Heddy Abramowitz|
As cities everywhere become more similar, these small unique markings are ever more valuable in maintaining the distinct character of place in Jerusalem.